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  • WASHINGTON— With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil. The unambiguous goal of the president's trip is to use dramatic and alarming changes to Alaska's...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.— If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. It's rhetoric that doesn't always square with the realities of the relationship between the world's two largest economies, said experts on America's ties with China, even if it does make for nifty campaign sound bites. "When you're in the early...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.— If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation. It's rhetoric that doesn't always square with the realities of the relationship between the world's two largest economies, said experts on America's...

  • BRACKENRIDGE, Pa.— The United Steelworkers union planned to six rallies for workers locked out of Allegheny Technologies Inc. plants in western Pennsylvania and five other states. Industry analysts say that's a precursor to a tax on employee health plans that's set to take effect in 2018 under the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama.

  • MIAMI— The United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio writes in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. senator from Florida is expected to provide details of his China policy Friday morning in Charleston, South Carolina, when he speaks...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Aug 27- President Barack Obama said on Thursday urged the U.S. Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown. He said Congress should avoid attaching to the bill "unrelated partisan issues," a reference to a tactic to use the must-pass...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Aug 27- President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States economy is strong and urged the U.S. Congress to quickly pass a budget and prevent a government shutdown to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty. There's been a lot of reports in the news, and stock markets swinging, and worries about China and about Europe, "Obama said...

  • Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. The Republican National Committee, coming out of years in the red,...

  • Chris Christie: Iran deal wrong Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Chris Christie: Iran deal wrong

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), talks about why he is against the Iran nuclear deal, and weighs in on enforcing current gun laws. Also Christie explains why he thinks Hillary Clinton should get out of the presidential race.

  • Chris Christie: Too much debt Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Chris Christie: Too much debt

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), says President Obama has played to the investor class and made rich people richer. Also Christie provides his thoughts on China's role in market's current crisis.

  • Gov. Christie economic plan Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Gov. Christie economic plan

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), talks about the key issues he is targeting in his campaign, including entitlement reform and immigration.

  • Chris Christie's path to winning Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Chris Christie's path to winning

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), discusses his bid for president and message to voters.

  • Gov. Christie: Running in crowded GOP field Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: Running in crowded GOP field

    Campaigns matter, says Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), weighing in with his plan to gain traction among the 17 other Republicans candidates running for president.

  • The economy as measured by gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 3.7 percent in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. There's been a lot of reports in the news, stock markets swinging, worries about China and about Europe, "Obama said during a tour of New Orleans to see rebuilding efforts since Hurricane Katrina 10...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Jay Shambaugh, a George Washington University professor, is joining the White House Council of Economic Advisers as its third member, rounding out a team that provides economic analysis and advice to President Barack Obama. The White House on Wednesday announced Obama's appointment of Shambaugh, who worked as a staff economist for the CEA...

  • Walker talks tough on China while campaigning in Iowa Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:51 PM ET

    DENISON, Iowa— GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker renewed his call Wednesday for President Barack Obama to cancel an official state visit with the president of China, saying the move would not hurt trade with states like Iowa, where he was spending the day campaigning, or Wisconsin where he is governor. Walker defended the call on Wednesday when asked about...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Jay Shambaugh, a George Washington University professor, is joining the White House Council of Economic Advisers as its third member, rounding out a team that provides economic analysis and advice to President Barack Obama. The White House on Wednesday announced Obama's appointment of Shambaugh, who worked as a staff economist for the CEA...

  • PHOENIX— A judge ruled Wednesday that a hospital assessment that pays for the expansion of the state's Medicaid program did not require a supermajority vote of the Legislature to be enacted and is therefore constitutional. The ruling from Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach comes more than 18 months after the expansion went into effect and...

  • CHICAGO— President Barack Obama's foundation has started the process of choosing an architect to design his presidential library. The foundation said Wednesday it has invited firms to submit their qualifications to design the Obama Presidential Center, which will be located in one of two sites on Chicago's South Side. Foundation Chairman Martin Nesbitt...

  • Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday. The investigation was first disclosed by The New York Times.